Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.43%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.43%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX added 1.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 4.93% or 66.00 points to trade at 1404.00 at the close. Megion (MCX: MFGS ) added 4.01% or 22.0 points to end at 570.0 and MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ) was up 3.94% or 0.0900 points to 2.3750 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 6.74% or 53.5 points to trade at 740.0 in late trade. DIXY Group ao (MCX: DIXY ) declined 1.79% or 4.00 points to end at 220.00 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 1.40% or 0.0131 points to 0.9239.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 131 to 81 and 25 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 1.78% to 22.820.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.15% or 1.93 to $1265.27 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.36% or 0.18 to hit $49.74 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.15% or 0.08 to trade at $52.49 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.71% to 57.1184, while EUR/RUB rose 0.84% to 61.947.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 99.13.

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